What is a PLC?
“A Professional Learning Community (PLC) is educators committed to working collaboratively in ongoing processes of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve. PLCs operate under the assumption that the key to improved learning for students is continuous, job-embedded learning for educators.”
—adapted from Learning by Doing
Educators in a PLC assess their efforts on the basis of tangible results. They are hungry for evidence of student learning and use that evidence to inform and improve their practice. —Richard DuFour
Four Critical Questions:
- What is it we expect them to learn?
- How will we know when they have learned it?
- How will we respond when they don’t learn?
- How will we respond when they already know it?
In Perry Local Schools, each department or grade level meets weekly. This practice is job-embedded and a focus is on student achievement results.